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Sep 19, 2012 8:00pm EDT
came during a hearing on u.s. security threats. janet napolitano and the fbi associate director also testified. this is an hour and 50 minutes. >> the hearing will come to order. good morning to all. this is our annual, our committee's annual home lapd threat assessment hearing -- homeland threat assessment hearing. i want to welcome back janet napolitano, secretary of department of homeland security, and matt olsen, and the associate deputy director, kevin perkins, who is standing in for director bob mueller today. the director had to undergo unexpected surgery resulting from complications associated with recent dental treatment. he's unable to join us today. but we welcome mr. perkins in his stead. we with confidence we extend best regards to the director for a speedy recovery. this will be the final time that i have the privilege of chairing this annual hearing, so i want to use this opportunity to thank each of you for your leadership in our nation's homeland security and counterterrorism efforts through you to thank those who work with you in each of your departments or agencies
CSPAN
Sep 20, 2012 8:00pm EDT
of investigation is very different for the fbi then it is for the atf. my basic question is why -- why does atf have one process of investigation and the fbi has a very different one? the scope of the task that you mentioned in your report with atf, there is a regulatory function and the criminal function that overlap at times. there were obvious issues that happened. i will allow you to make a comment on one of those. i have one more issue as well -- the size of the agency and what they were trying to accomplish. as i read 3 report, page 338 there was an interesting comment that alluded to the fact that the atf was over their head. they had too few people, trying to take on this massive task. it looked like they were trying to accomplish something big but did not have the right people. this group of atf agents were in way over their head and should not have been engaged in this. i have one more issue i want to visit on -- i will talk a little bit about the issue. regulatory vs criminal responsibility, and the task given to atf. do you have recommendations on that based on your investigation? >
CSPAN
Sep 21, 2012 1:00am EDT
some million this year. my question is do you believe the cfpb have less accountability then the fbi? >> my understanding is i was not here when the -- was enacted. we should operate on equivalent terms as them. it is true to some extent of the structure. i think it makes sense for us to be on par with others. that would be my sense of it. >> that is a choice we have to make. i have concerns. i want to quickly talk. we have a big somali community in columbia, ohio. these remittances are truly lifelines for those folks. and other folks that are immigrants and trying to help family back home. i am curious, when i read your rules and every the comments from those, it sounds like a closed networks like western union and money gramm will be able to comply with your february deadline. a lot of the wireless services might have real trouble with that. have you been told that and doesn't give you cause for concern? what it tells me is there will be less competition and more expensive costs to these remittances and less access. is it something you are aware of and are you willing to do somethi
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